Saturday, December 14th at 6pm, SFF is showing a lovely classic of French cinema – “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” (1964). The angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger from director Jacques Demy which won the 1964 Palme d’Or at Cannes.
Deneuve plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a handsome garage mechanic, played by Nino Castelnuovo. When the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly. Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and told entirely through lilting songs by the great composer Michel Legrand, “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time. Running time: 95 minutes.
An award-winning project, SFF’s Cinematheque program is an ongoing series of screenings of classic Hollywood and foreign films as well as arthouse and indie standouts. SFF members enjoy half-price admission to all Cinematheque events. Tickets are $10, $5 for members/students.
Drinks, snacks and popcorn available for sale. The screenings take place at the SFF Cinematheque (500 Tallevast Rd. #105, Sarasota, FL 34243 – near the SRQ/Bradenton Airport).
See you at the movies!
photo from Sarasota Film Festival